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  • Arkansas woman sentenced to prison after posing as deputy, springing boyfriend from jail

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A Fayetteville woman was given 15 years in prison for posing as a California sheriff’s deputy in order to spring her boyfriend from jail. Maxine Feldstein, 30, pleaded guilty Monday in Washington County Circuit Court to forgery, third-degree escape and second-degree criminal impersonation. Judge Mark Lindsay sentenced her to 30 years in prison but suspended half of the sentence. Feldstein presented false paperwork to the Washington County Detention Center in July 2018, which fooled the jailers into releasing her […]

  • Taco Bell employee fired after Islamophobic rant goes viral

    BRIDGETON, Mo. – A Taco Bell employee lost her job after her profanity-laced tirade against a customer went viral. The incident happened at the restaurant along St. Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton, Missouri. Tarek Hamdan man went to the Taco Bell drive-thru to get a meal just before his Ramadan fast. When Hamdan pulled up to the window, he was met by an employee spouting anti-Muslim language and profanity, as well as insinuating that all Muslims were terrorists. Hamdan patiently […]

  • Photo of Woody Harrelson helps facial-recognition system catch beer thief

    NEW YORK. — Clever police work—or an abuse of technology? When a suspect who looked a lot like a long-haired Woody Harrelson was caught on camera stealing beer from a CVS and the NYPD’s facial-recognition system didn’t provide any matches, a detective used a photo of the actor, according to a report from Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology. The study says that instead of the pixelated security footage of the suspect, the detective used a high-quality photo of Harrelson […]

  • Parkland therapy dogs have their own special yearbook page

    This year’s edition of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School yearbook features some very good boys and girls. Among the photos of students and staff are the furry, smiling faces of the 14 therapy dogs that have kept MSD students and staff company since the day they returned to school following last year’s mass shooting. Their presence has brought joy and comfort when the MSD community needed it most, so it only seemed right to honor them with a special […]

  • Horrific new details in case of pregnant Chicago teen found dead, baby cut from womb

    CHICAGO — A Chicago prosecutor says a mother charged in the grisly killing of a pregnant teen whose baby was cut from her body wanted another baby after her own son died of natural causes. Nearly a month before the murder of 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, Clarisa Figueroa allegedly told her daughter, “I need help killing a pregnant woman and taking a baby.” That’s just one of the horrific details that prosecutors revealed in bond court Friday. Clarisa Figueroa, 46, and […]

  • Nurse comforts 5-year-old waking up from surgery in touching photo

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – When a 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy woke up from his tonsil surgery, all he wanted was to be snuggled and cared for. That’s when a nurse jumped in to help. That unexpected gesture was caught on camera and has been shared hundreds of times. Slade Thompson, of Clinton County, waited patiently for his new friend, nurse Annie Hager. Thompson came to UPMC last month to get his tonsils out. It was his second surgery this year. “He’s been […]

  • ‘That was theft’: Cafeteria worker fired after she let student who couldn’t afford lunch take food

    WEST CANAAN, N.H. – When a student at a New Hampshire high school put items on his tray that he didn’t have the money for, lunchroom employee Bonnie Kimball didn’t think it was a big deal. She told the student to make sure to pay the next day. She wasn’t worried as she had known the boy’s parents since they were children and had no doubt that the $8 lunch tab would soon be taken care of. And the next morning, she told CNN, […]

  • Former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro dies at 39

    SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y. – The wrestling community is mourning the death of ex-WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro, the organization said in a statement Thursday. “We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro,” The WWE wrote. “She performed in WWE from 2005-2008 and was beloved by her fellow Superstars and fans around the world.” TMZ reports that the 39-year-old died early Thursday at a hospital near her Suffolk County, New York home. Officials told TMZ […]

  • Police: 3 charged after pregnant woman strangled, baby cut from her womb in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Three people have been charged after a missing pregnant woman was found dead on Chicago’s Southwest Side, according to police. Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and police officials announced the charges Thursday afternoon while updating the investigation into the death of 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui, whose mutilated body was found just after midnight Tuesday in a trash bin behind a home on the 4100 block of West 77th Place. Clarisa Figueroa, 46, and her daughter, Desiree Figueroa, 24, were […]

  • FDA recalls tattoo inks contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria

    The Food and Drug Administration has a warning for people who have tattoos or are planning to get them. Six kinds of tattoo inks were recalled Wednesday after recent inspections found bacteria that could be harmful to human health. The bacteria could lead to infection and serious health injuries if injected into the skin. Symptoms include rashes or lesions with red papules in the area of the tattoo. The FDA reports the following tattoo inks have been recalled: All lots […]

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